Oct 12, 2020

CultNEWS101 Articles: 10/12/2020

QAnon, Chad Daybell, Legal, Cult Murder, NXIVM

" ... Janja Lalich, a professor emerita of sociology at California State University at Chico who's studied cults for decades, says internet movements such as QAnon have grown at an alarming rate, because of a political debate that's become increasingly unmoored from a set of universally agreed-upon facts. "It's times like these that cults can thrive," she says. "We have leadership that has tried very hard to change our relationship with reality, and people are grasping at straws. The last four years have been precedent-setting in creating an atmosphere of disbelief."

Returning from that collective delusion, Lalich insists, won't be easy. "It's very daunting," she says. "You have to give up everything you believed in and decide what to believe again." —With Jennifer Surane"

Insider NJ: Pascrell Backs Condemnation of Psychotic Cult
"WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H. Res. 1154, a House resolution condemning the violent psychotic and antisemitic cult "qanon" and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes.

"Human civilization is built on trust in knowledge and charity towards our neighbors," said Rep. Pascrell. "This psychotic cult, rooted in fantasies of violence and antisemitism, is an enemy of that civilization. Its adherents have been deluded and brain-poisoned. The FBI has warned of ties to domestic terror and the real threats against my colleague Congressman Malinowski by miscreant cult members for sponsoring this common-sense measure makes clear the depravity of its so-called world view. Dangerous misinformation of this kind must be opposed by every American. Importantly, our tech companies should be doing more to cleanse their sites of this virus."

"By the time the remains of 7-year-old JJ Vallow and his 16-year-old sister Tylee Ryan were found buried in shallow graves on Chad Daybell's property in June, they had become two of the most famous missing children in America.  Everyone wanted to know what happened to them. No one wanted this. 

Investigators at Chad Daybell's preliminary hearing In August 2020 described — in chilling detail — finding the remains of the two children in Daybell's backyard.  JJ's grandparents, Kay and Larry Woodcock, could barely contain their grief as they listened."

"Toni Natalie was once a girlfriend of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere but she later turned into one his most vocal antagonists.

Natalie met Raniere while he was the president of Consumers' Buyline, a multi-level marketing company located near Albany which he founded in 1990. By 1993, the New York attorney general filed a civil suit alleging that the company was a pyramid scheme and Raniere settled a suit for $40,000 without admitting wrongdoing, Forbes reported in 2003. 

But before that company fell apart, Natalie's former husband convinced her to go meet Raniere in 1991. Raniere was visiting Rochester hotel to pitch possible recruits for Consumers' Buyline, according to a 2018 Democrat & Chronicle report.The couple bought in and became top sellers in the Rochester area. Soon after, they visited the Albany suburb of Clifton Park, and Raniere supposedly convinced Natalie to quit smoking after a one-on-one consultation. She was charmed by him and his claim of being one of the smartest men in the world."

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